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e-Competence Certificates

eSkills training and certification are often hard to compare. They may be very specific and focused on the latest technology of one of the hardware or software suppliers, or more generic and providing overview of a field like architecture, business analysis or information security.One solution for this enigma is comparing learning outcomes with the e-competences defined in the e-Competence Framework e-CF and with the ICT Profiles of the CEN Workshop on ICT Skils. This is the core idea of the Certification Profiles listed below.

A Certification Profile contains the core information about an eSkills related certificate and shows which e-competencies match with obtaining the certificate and compares those with the most relevant ICT-profiles.

Title HP ATA - Networks
Provider Certiport HP Institute
Web source
Description HP ATA Networks certification validates knowledge of networking technologies and multicast technology and the ability to plan and design secure wired and wireless network solutions for small-to medium-size businesses.
Target Group - Starting point for career in network support
- Network architect
- Network engineer
- Network system administrator
- Technical support engineer
Corresponding ICT profiles - NETWORK SPECIALIST
Prerequisites - none
Main subject(s) - Explain and recognize networking technologies and their implications for customer needs
- Plan and design wired and wireless network solutions for SMB customers
- Install, configure, start up, and upgrade network solutions for SMB customers
- Optimize wireless, switched, and routed network infrastructures for SMB customers
- Troubleshoot wireless, switched, and routed network infrastructures for SMB customers
- Perform administrative, operational, and network management tasks for SMB customers

Competence covered with this certificate Competence from the ICT Profiles
B.1 Application Development 2 P 2
B.2 Component Integration 2 G 22
B.3 Testing 1 G 2
B.4 Solution Deployment 1 G 2
B.5 Documentation Production 1 S
C.1 User Support 1 P 2
C.2 Change Support 2 P 3
C.3 Service Delivery 1 G 2
C.4 Problem Management 2 S 223
E.4 Relationship Management 2 S
E.5 Process Improvement 3 S
E.8 Information Security Management 2 P 22

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Any mapping to the e-CF will have to deal with cases where the e-competence at hand, e.g. in a learning outcome, does not fit the description in the e-CF to its full extend. Here we used a grading (G/P/S) such that for e-competency:

For each e-competency the G (General), P (Partial) and S (Superficial) indicate the extend the competency is covered by the certificate:

The methodology behind the Certification Profiles has been developed during the eSkills Quality study for the European Commission. The final report of this study is available here.